Do you ever have one of those days when you’ve got a million things you could be getting done, but have absolutely no inspiration? One of those days where even the simplest of tasks seems challenging and you can’t seem to get yourself to concentrate?
Currently, I’m having one of those days.
I’ve tried virtually everything to get myself to focus. I’ve gone for a run, drank coffee, and read a book, but nothing has seemed to put me in an attentive mood. It’s beyond frustrating, considering how much work I could be finishing up if I was in the right mentality.
Every now and then, I think it’s natural for us to feel uninspired. For me, creativity and motivation come in doses. One moment I feel like I can accomplish a thousand things at a time, the next I’m struggling to complete one.
And while I realize that inspiration isn’t something that can be controlled and that it’s meant to fluctuate, it’s a thing that I find very frustrating. Feeling uninspired can certainly put a damper on your goals and your plans. It makes all the things you wish to attain seem even further out of reach. Plus, I think it’s human nature to want control over the things that can’t be controlled. It’s inspiration that ultimately controls our thoughts, plots, and ideas. It’s what drives us toward our successes. Why wouldn’t we want control over it?
When it comes to times when we feel uninspired, I believe there are a lot of lessons we should take out of them. To me, the most important thing that a lack of inspiration teaches you is that we shouldn’t take inspiration for granted. Any time that we’re feeling inspired, we need to capitalize on it. Making the most of inspired times is what is going to get us through the uninspired times.
So if you’re in a rut, just remember that it will pass. And if you’re not in a rut (lucky you), use that to your advantage. Inspiration definitely has its ups and its downs. Don’t allow the downs to discourage you.
What do you do when you’re feeling uninspired?